South Park: Phone Destroyer soft-launches in Canada

Earlier this month, at its E3 conference, Ubisoft announced its new mobile game, called South Park: Phone Destroyer. The game was soft-released in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland at the time, and has now been made available in Canada, too.

The card-based game features a massive single player story, written in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios. In a joint effort with RedLynx studio, a Ubisoft’s subsidiary, South Park’s team has helped develop a game that immerses you into the crazy world of Stan, Kenny and co., and offers both strategy and PvP aspects.

Players are …


Watch ABBYY TextGrabber Pro 6 lift text, phone numbers, links, and addresses straight from video & TV

Digital scanning powerhouse ABBYY’s character recognition app TextGrabber has been an example of “black magic” mobile technology for a long time. If its ability to capture text from written pages failed to entertain you for some reason, check out what has come to the newly released version 6!

TextGrabber is now able to pick up text from live video streams, entirely offline and with support for 61 languages. Of course, we aren’t talking only articles or some sort of long-form literature. Rather, TextGrabber nabs links, phone numbers, addresses (e-mail, www, street), times and dates, and other …

Forget the iPhone 8, the first phone with an in-screen fingerprint scanner could come from Vivo instead

By now you’ve surely heard the widespread rumors about the iPhone 8’s fingerprint scanner situation: there’s a distinct possibility Apple’s latest flagship will be equipped with an in-screen sensor (or will it?), instead of the regular, standalone solution employed by everyone on the market. However, as is becoming increasingly common, a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer, namely Vivo, may beat Apple to the punch.

Vivo, for those not in the know, is something of a sister company to the slightly more well-known Oppo, most commonly known as being …

Motorola Moto E4 launches on Verizon as carrier's cheapest Android Nougat phone

As of today, June 22, customers in the US can buy the brand new Motorola Moto E4 from Verizon Wireless – which is the first carrier to offer the smartphone. The Moto E4 is sold as a Verizon prepaid phone, costs just $69.99, and can be ordered via the source link below.

Announced earlier this month alongside the Moto E4 Plus, the Moto E4 is an entry-level handset that’s powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor and sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. 
The new smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, offering 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage …

OnePlus videos show its new phone charging faster than the Samsung Galaxy S8

Remember when the most important thing about smartphone batteries was how long they lasted for? At the time, no one cared about how fast the battery would charge up. In the last three to four years, this has changed as manufacturers started to realize that charging times were half of the equation. While Motorola has its Turbo Charging, Qualcomm has its QuickCharge technology integrated into its Snapdragon chipsets, and OnePlus has Dash Charge.

To show off how fast Dash Charge “does its thang,” OnePlus posted a couple of videos today showing the barely out of the womb OnePlus 5 against the …

Long delayed YotaPhone 3 is announced; dual-screen phone to start at $350

Back in April, we told you to expect the YotaPhone 3 to be available for pre-orders this summer. Today, the phone was officially unveiled in North China. For those unfamiliar with the YotaPhone series, these devices have a dual-screen design thanks to the E Ink display found on the back of each handset. The YotaPhone 3 will sport an AMOLED panel in front. The handset was expected to launch last year, but some problems with the company’s finances delayed the release.

It is unknown whether or not a U.S. release of the YotaPhone 3 will be in the cards. Back in 2015, the YotaPhone 2 was listed …

Essential Phone prototype caught on video in public transit

So far, most of the world has only seen the Essential Phone in static images. There are no video previews, hands-ons, or reviews of Android creator Andy Rubin’s peculiar smartphone. The best we’ve got to work with for now is a newly published Snapchat video that’s only 10 seconds long, but is entertaining nevertheless.

Taken in public transit, the paparazzi video shows someone using a prototype Essential Phone. WhatsApp and the notification drawer are being used and clearly visible. The prototype phone looks exactly like the final unit up front, so this is as close as seeing the real thing …

Need a new feature phone? Verizon's LG Exalt LTE might be for you

Verizon Wireless this week started selling a feature phone (i.e. not a smartphone) made by LG: the LG Exalt LTE.

Presented as the carrier’s “first 4G LTE basic phone,” the new LG Exalt doesn’t feature CDMA connectivity at all, and seems to be Verizon’s first handset to do so. Of course, Verizon’s LTE network is currently covering most of the US, and the carrier plans to phase out CDMA services in December 2019, so we could say that the LG Exalt LTE kind of represents the future – a weird thing to say about a feature phone, we know.

The LG Exalt LTE sports a 3-inch internal display …

Maze Alpha up for pre-order: the most affordable bezel-less phone

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About 3 months ago, Maze — a new smartphone manufacturer — teased its debut product, the Maze Alpha. Back then, we didn’t have much information on the handset, and only had a couple of renders to go on, so we knew it will be a bezel-less handset with a dual camera and not much more.

Now, the cat is out of the bag and the Alpha is up for pre-sale. …

Plex 6.0 makes it possible to play video files stored on your Android phone or tablet

The team behind Plex had been pushing new features and improvements to its application very often in the last couple of months. After bringing Live TV to all Plex Pass subscribers for free, the developers are now adding an important new feature to the Android app.

If you have Plex installed on your Android smartphones or tablet, you will be able to open video files stored on the device’s storage or SD card with the new player. Files like MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV and more can now be played without a server. Furthermore, you can even open a video file in another app and choose to play it in Plex …